In a recent jaunt to eat out at a local restaurant, we observed at some point in the evening literally one half of the customers sitting in the dining room doing whatever it is that techies do with a Smart Phone. Little wonder the surrounding environment was not sufficient to compete with the little screen these folks held in their hand....more >>
Sometimes, but not very often, we spotlight articles that we ask our readers to give special attention to. We usually ask you to forward a link to the article to people on your email list, tweet it on Twitter and post it on Facebook....more >>
Have you ever wondered why it seems that Beaufort County is almost always behind other counties? We have. And we would suggest it has nothing to do with being a "Tier 1" county. That is the result, not the cause of our being in the back of the pack....more >>
Two years ago, we wrote an article about a $1.3 million Stimulus grant that was going to create 10 jobs. We predicted at the time that the money would not do nearly as much good by creating government jobs as if it were used to stimulate productivity growth in the private sector. Multiplied thousands of times over, we revisit the issue to find that our predictions indeed came true. Moreover, we suggest these predictions are still true and will continue to be true and unless Team Obama changes their policies, the net effect will only be to continue to increase the nation's debt....more >>
Proof: Obama threatens to veto a balanced budget bill
What they're doing in Washington is nothing more than a Kabuki dance of politics. The debt ceiling crisis is nothing more than a manufacturered crisis designed to accomplish partisan political objectives. The real problem is not the debt ceiling but rather the real problem is the tepid economy and the cause of that weak economy is that Barack Obama has depressed investment via his socialistic policies. Until those policies are changed the debt will not only continue to be a problem, but will grow into an even worse problem....more >>
This, we believe, is the most significant article we have ever posted, not because we harbor any illusion about its impact, but rather because of the topic of content.
The reason this is so is simply because this nation is faced with the most significant crisis in our history…greater than any war we have ever fought and much worse than the Great Depression. We face the possibility that our nation will cease to exist as we know it and even worse, that such will happen while most Americans worry about just making ends meet and with far too many, who is kicked off American Idol.
We have a $14 trillion debt. If we do not gain control of that debt the dollar you make today will be worth only pennies and the cost of a gallon of gasoline will be over $10.00. Your electrical bill will be more than ten times what it is today. So what the debt means is that our way of life will vanish....more >>
Their real problem is that our elected officials will not all behave the way they want them to behave. They believe they should decide what is best for the rest of us.
The Washington Daily News (editorial on 1-30-11) bestows upon us their wisdom in assessing an "Understandable frustration." More specifically they lament what they describe as elected county officials who did not sufficiently, in their opinion, "listen to" the public. But in this commentary we offer another view of why they are frustrated. It is that as Elitists they believe they should be able to decide what is best for the rest of us and we should go along with it, and moreover, that we should pay for what they want....more >>
When liberals can't go headup in the arena of ideas, they seek to suppress conservative representation
We've got a lot of problems in this county that really need something done about them, but the way we elect county commissioners is not one of them. And if the Washington Daily News had read the material recently furnished it by the County Manager on how the "Limited Voting" system came to be, what the alternatives are and then applied some common sense they would not have allowed their hatred for Hood Richardson and Stan Deatherage to compel them to editorialize as they did in Sunday's (12-26-10) edition of the paper....more >>